ILO in the media


  1. ILO in the media

    BBC World Business Report looks at the global imbalance between rich and poor with Juan Somavia

    30 January 2012

    Interviewed live from Davos, the ILO's Director-General told BBC's World Business Report that he hoped Eurozone leaders would put more emphasis on jobs and consider the social implications of policies that only look at fiscal consolidation by reducing debt on the one side but increase the social debt on the other.

  2. ILO in the media

    CNBC Davos 2012 talks about job creation in the real economy with ILO Director-General

    30 January 2012

    CNBC's Ross Westgate asked ILO Director-General Juan Somavia whether industry is actually delivering the number of jobs they claim to the real economy and why the current pattern of growth does not translate into more employment.

  3. ILO in the media

    CNN's Quest Means Business discusses austerity and growth with ILO Director-General Somavia

    30 January 2012

    ILO Director-General Juan Somavia was asked whether growth and austerity are contradictory ideas and whether during an interview with CNN's Richard Quest as part of their coverage of the 2012 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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    BBC: ILO Employment Report More Pessimistic Than Last Year

    24 January 2012

    BBC TV World Business Report interviews ILO Employment Specialist Kee Beom Kim in Bangkok to discuss the employment figures released in the ILO's Global Employment Trends 2012 report and explain what can be done to help boost job creation in the year to come.

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    BBC: Jobs Crisis Continues Unabated

    24 January 2012

    BBC TV World Business Report interviews ILO Economist Steven Kapsos about "astonishing" numbers published in the ILO's Global Employment Trends 2012 report, including the need for 600 million jobs to be created over the next ten years, and the fact that over 900 million workers are living below the two dollar a day poverty line.

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    BBC Reports on "Worrying Jobs Challenge"

    24 January 2012

    Citing global employment figures and the possibility of a "jobless generation", BBC TV World Business Report interviews Moazam Mahmood, Director of the ILO's Economic and Labour Market Analysis Department.

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    Euronews Reports on Minimum Wages

    16 January 2012

    Euronews reports from the UK and South Africa on the role minimum wages play to help reduce income inequalities, citing ILO statistics on minimum wages in developed and developing countries across the world.

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    NHK interview: ILO Director-General on decent work and the need for job-rich growth in Asia

    14 January 2012

    The ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, spoke with the Japanese broadcaster NHK during the 15th ILO Asia and Pacific Regional Meeting in Kyoto in December 2011. He talked about the challenges that Asia faces, including youth employment and the need for job-rich growth with decent work opportunities.


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    BBC World Service reports on youth unemployment in Indonesia and across the world

    16 December 2011

    BBC Business Daily reports that young people are now three times more likely to be out of work than older workers. A panel of experts including José Manuel Salazar from the International Labour Organization discuss what can be done to address youth unemployment. Ian Livingston co-founder of video game publisher Eidos, and Denis Pennel from the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies join him in the discussion.

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    BBC World reports on youth unemployment in Indonesia

    16 December 2011

    High unemployment rates mean many young Indonesians have no choice but to work odd jobs in the informal sector, a fact which experts say holds back Indonesia's economic potential. But there are solutions: this BBC report, part of a week-long series on youth employment issues, shows one young Indonesian woman who successfully opened a mobile phone repair shop after receiving skills training from the International Labour Organization.